Stanley's blog

The Barroso Commission has lost Markos Kyprianou, who has become Cypriot Foreign Minister. Joaquin Almunia could become a Spanish minister if Zapatero is re-elected this week-end. Franco Frattini is expected to join the next Italian government if Berlusconi wins the forthcoming Italian election.

There was a time when this was most unlikely to happen. While bad news for the working of the Commission, this is good news for its standing.

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